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If you're feeling lost in your search for an in-dash navigation stereo, take a look at this list of our best-selling in-dash nav systems. These receivers are among our best-selling models and have garnered high satisfaction ratings from our customers.

Best car speakers for 2019
by Alexander H.

If you're in the market for new car speakers but don't know where to start, take a look at this list of our best-selling car speakers. These speakers are perennial customer favorites, getting reviews of 4 or more stars after being installed by our customers.

The Vibe and Matrix are sporty, practical, and fun to own. And because there's a whole lot of Toyota Corolla baked into the package, you can own yours for quite a while. With that in mind, an updated stereo seems like a pretty smart way to make a good car even better

1821-up Flying Sleigh
by Jon Paul

Our profile of the 1821-up Flying Sleigh discusses what you need to know about replacing the stereo and speakers, and adding an amplifier, subs, or other stereo gear.

The Navigator is a big, comfortable vehicle with all the luxury you'd expect in a Lincoln, plus the everyday utility of the more pedestrian Ford upon which it's based.

2016-up Toyota Tacoma
by Jon Paul

The Tacoma is a mid-sized truck with the size and strength you need to do most of the active-lifestyle things youd ever want to do and the interior you need to do it in reasonable comfort. Upgrading the stock stereo gear will add to the joy of driving it, on or off the road.

A 2017 MINI Cooper can be a challenge for audiophiles, but Rick's car proves that great sound is possible in these cool little cars.

Kicker CS car speakers give you a huge upgrade over your factory speakers at a great price. They are built to last and will make an instant difference in sound quality.

Sony designed their XMS400D car amplifier to fit where others won't. It's small enough to fit behind the dash in many vehicles, and powerful enough to add some serious juice to your speakers.

2010-2013 Mazda 3
by Jon Paul

Whether your Mazda 3 is a sedan or a hatchback, you have a nifty car that's more fun to drive than the average econobox. A new stereo will add more smiles to your miles.

If you need a truck that's made for hard work, you need a Ford F-250 or F-350. But if you want to enjoy some music while you're working, you'll need a new stereo.

These handsome mid-size trucks can do pretty much anything you need to do and fit into a normal-size parking spot while youre out doing it. The stock stereos, however, are just okay. Our experts can help you find the gear you need to get the sound you want.

The fourth-gen Supra is a legendary car that looks great and can produce stupendous amounts of power. A powerful stereo can be the finishing touch for your Supra.

Jonathan T.'s 2006 Pontiac Solstice
by Crutchfield Writing Team

A Kenwood touchscreen stereo and SiriusXM satellite radio breathe new life into Jonathan's 2006 Pontiac Solstice.

What is Apple CarPlay®?
by Dominic DeVito

What exactly is Apple CarPlay, and how do I get it for my car? This article answers those questions, including news about updates and aftermarket stereos that feature it.

Minivans aren't cool, but some are cooler than others and the Honda Odyssey has more coolness than most. This article from the Crutchfield Research Garage will give you a close-up look at what you'll need to do to install a new stereo and speakers.

JL Audio's RD car amplifiers provide clean, efficient power to your speakers and subs at a nice price. RD amps make it easy to set the gain properly thanks to LED clip lights, which helps simplify initial setup.

Explorers are ubiquitous, but that's only because they're very, very good at doing what they do. The stock stereos aren't bad, but there are areas you can improve.

Backup camera buying guide
by Alexander H.

Backup camera systems simply make backing up safer, but finding the right backup cam can feel daunting. This introduction will help you shop with confidence.

With sharp looks, peppy performance, and a vast supply of aftermarket upgrades, a Fox Mustang is a great car for restoration or modification. Just don't forget the stereo!

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